Today I caught my first whiff of someone not especially pleased with All My Holy Mountain. To date, all the feedback by email, website comment, personal conversation, etc., had been glowing, but the first neutral/negative reaction was bound to come at some point, and today was the day.
Of course, I went right to Amazon to see if they’d posted their displeasure there. Why? Because as of my last glance at Amazon over the weekend, there were no reviews. Since I tend slightly (perhaps an understatement) toward the pessimistic side, I was sure that despite the many complimentary reactions I’d received, this negative one would be the first (and no doubt the only) review at Amazon.
Happily, I was wrong. Someone had indeed reviewed the book since I last checked, but it was a glowing, 5 star review. For that I am grateful, as indeed I am always grateful when I see feedback from a fan. I’m grateful for negative feedback when it is helpful, but of course, that is always harder to hear, isn’t it?
At least now the book has a “rating,” but how long the pure 5-star gold shines beside the book, who can say?